1852 United States presidential election
The United States presidential election of 1852 was the 17th presidential election. It was held on Tuesday, November 2, 1852. The United States holds presidential elections every four years. Franklin Pierce was elected president.
Candidates[change | change source]
Millard Fillmore was the president elected in 1848. He belonged to the Whig Party. Instead of choosing Fillmore as a candidate for 1852, the Whigs chose General Winfield Scott. William Alexander Graham was Scott's running mate, the person who would become vice-president if elected.
References[change | change source]
- "Franklin Pierce". USA.gov. Retrieved 8 July 2017.